The Traditional or “T” Series guitars reflect Bill Collings’ return to his guitar making roots and offer a new tonal variation on the distinctive Collings sound. This D1 T features a torrefied (baked, cooked) Sitka Spruce top and and pre-war bracing with Honduran Mahogany back and sides with a full body vintage toner. It’s built using animal protein glue (AP) and a custom hand applied oil Varnish gloss finish, making this exceptionally dynamic and responsive. Bracing and tone woods are adjusted for weight and thickness to create a voicing characterized by warm, rounded highs and a present low midrange, while retaining a quick attack and strong projection.
Comes with a handmade lightweight Collings case designed and built in the Collings shop. The pairing of these new Traditional guitars and cases makes for a combination of old world quality and aesthetic that is unprecedented among instruments available today.
Collings’ D1 T Varnish Finish
More flexible that lacquer, Collings’ oil based alkyd resin varnish allows for a rich, developed sound early in the instrument’s life. Over time is warm, amber patina and responsiveness only increase creating an instrument of exceptional appearance and tone.
Includes Collings deluxe hardshell case and Lifetime Warranty.
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